Navigate & Advocate: How to use 311 to make your neighborhood better!

Janes Walk

Led By Laura Sewell, Director, East Village Community Coalition

NYC 311 service requests are the key to reporting conditions and accessing services provided by the City of New York. From filling potholes to planting empty tree beds, fixing broken street lights or stopping illegal construction, the city’s response depends on your 311 requests.

Over the course of just a few East Village blocks, we’ll identify several opportunities for service requests. We’ll demonstrate how to report different types of issues and work effectively with your neighbors to have them addressed. We’ll also explore the open data sets associated with these requests, so you can track the city’s response to what you’ve reported, and compare your neighborhood to others. Join us to help make your neighborhood better, step by step!


The starting point is near the M14 and M15 bus lines and the F and L subway lines, and there are several city bike stations nearby. The tour is just a few blocks long, with several stops along the way. The route is flat, on city streets and sidewalks with accessible curb cuts.

Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Saturday, May 4, 2024
3:00 PM
90 minutes

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: Advocacy
Language: English
Tompkins Square Park
Tompkins Square Park. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, David Shankbone. Modifications: photo cropped and made black and white.